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by Michelle
February 1, 2016 (updated Oct 19, 2019)

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This Seven Layer Dip recipe is EASY and perfect for your Super Bowl party! Layers of refried beans, cheddar cheese, avocado, jalapeños, tomatoes, sour cream and olives!

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It’s Super Bowl week! That means a week full of great dips and appetizers for your Super Bowl party on Sunday. In case you missed it last week, you’ll want to check out my 103 Super Bowl Recipes– a roundup of recipes already on the site that are perfect for game day menus. This week, I have a fewmorerecipes to add to that roundup that I think you’re going to love. First up is a classic – Seven Layer Dip.

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The seven layers are made up the following ingredients:

1. Refried beans warmed up with some Mexican spices
2. Shredded cheddar cheese
3. Jalapeños
4. Avocado
5. Tomatoes
6. Sour cream
7. Olives

It’s basically an all-star lineup of components fromevery amazing Mexican dip you can think of – bean dip, cheesy stuffed jalapeños, guacamole, salsa, and all topped off with sour cream and olives.

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Can you say amazing? The combination of spice from the beans and jalapenos is perfectly balanced with the coolness of the avocado and sour cream. It’s easy to prepare and also easy to double or triple if you’re feeding a large crowd.

Grab a bag of tortilla chips and enjoy!

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Seven Layer Dip

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes mins

Total Time: 25 minutes mins

An easy dip that's perfect for game day!

4.67 (3 ratings)

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  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) can refried beans
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 ounces (113.4 g) cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and membrane removed, finely chopped
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1 (1) tomato, seeds and juices removed, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (230 ml) sour cream
  • 2.25 ounce (63.79 g) can sliced black olives


  • Place the refried beans in a medium saute pan or in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the water, olive oil, chili powder, cumin and salt, stirring until combined. Once the beans are hot and bubbly, spread them over the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate (or other serving dish). Immediately sprinkle the cheese over the beans.

  • Layer on the jalapeño, avocado, tomato, sour cream and black olives.

  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips.


Nutritional values are based on one serving

Calories: 248kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 553mg, Potassium: 339mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 690IU, Vitamin C: 9.5mg, Calcium: 163mg, Iron: 1.1mg

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Author: Michelle

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Originally published February 1, 2016 — (last updated October 19, 2019)

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34 Comments on “Seven Layer Dip”

  1. drift boss Reply

    Well, I’m new to the dip scene, though I’m sure my husband would say I’m a little dip. Seven layers. Acidic Cream. Coach, put me in, I’m ready to play! drift boss

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  4. Wendy Reply

    Love this stuff! I made something similar for a work afternoon tea. There were leftovers (which I was thankful for!) so I ate it for lunch until it was gone. I think it’s healthy, it’s got all the food groups (veg, dairy, protein, etc)! Yum.

  5. Maria D. Reply

    This looks very tasty! Adding it to Sunday’s menu:)

  6. Kari Reply

    This is always a winner!

  7. Grace Reply

    I’ve never actually eaten this dip but it looks delicious and I’ve seen it in the deli section at some grocery stores. You mention heating the beans until they are soft and bubbly and assembling everything while it’s hot. I’m wondering if this can be made in advance? The beans would get cold, but I guess it would be like the store bought version. Can you eat this dip cold??

    • Michelle Reply

      Hi Grace, I’ve done this! I definitely like it best warm/fresh, but it’s still good after being chilled. If you do so, I would make sure that you completely cover the avocado layer with sour cream so that it doesn’t brown.

  8. Ellen Reply

    I was just thinking about this dip this morning! Glad to see you used a pie pan for serving, I have seen recipes where they use a deep bowl, and all I can think is: pretty, but I can’t get to everything – fail! I must make this soon!!

  9. Sally Reply

    I’ve made a dip for years that combines refried beans and ground beef along with chili powder and cumin. I often use that as the base for this dip. It’s delicious both ways! This will be served for the Super Bowl — maybe along with an avocado shrimp salsa.

  10. Tim Reply

    I love to make amazing dips like this. My guests love it the most. I’m making this for the next party I have.

  11. Christina @ Sweet Peas Kitchen Reply

    This looks perfect for a Superbowl party! Love it! :)

  12. Shirley Reply

    Whoa, I could dive into that bowl! I love 7-layer dip.

  13. Lisa @ the Cooking Bride Reply

    Oh, I LOVE this dip! And every time I make it, it vanishes!

  14. Sharlene Reply

    Seven layer dip is always welcome in my home!

  15. Eliana Reply

    You took dip to another level with this one girl! It looks amazing.

  16. Liz Reply

    I make a very similar recipe…it is SO fabulous!!! I could eat it for dinner!

  17. Aku Reply

    Oooooh. This isn’t Super Bowl food for me, this is ideal Saturday night food! Looks superb; can’t wait to slouch down on the sofa with a bowl of this and some corn chips :)

  18. Blog is the New Black Reply

    Looks great!

  19. Evan Thomas Reply

    This is one dish I’m always obsessed with at parties. If there’s any leftover at my house, I have no problem going at it with a spoon

  20. Cookin' Canuck Reply

    This is the ultimate game day appetizer. Good luck to your boys!

  21. The Mistress of Spices Reply

    I love seven layer dip too! Wish that we had canned refried beans and sour cream here in France.

  22. Jessica's Dinner Party Reply

    These dips are absolutely fantastic! So easy but so delicious!

  23. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Reply

    Yum! Seven layer dip is always a big favorite here… Yours looks lovely!

  24. Angela@RecipesFromMyMom Reply

    I agree with Caroline, now I’m crazing seven layer dip. Not sure I can wait until Sunday!

  25. Delishhh Reply

    I love this dip, i make it once in awhile and eat the whole thing. It has avocados in it, must be healthy right?

  26. Tracy Reply

    You can never go wrong with a big layered dip on game day! Yours looks lovely!

  27. Jenny Flake Reply

    LOVE seven layer dip! Looks awesome!

  28. Maria Reply

    Perfect for Sunday’s game! Go Steelers:)

  29. Caroline Reply

    I love recipes that are super simple but always impressive. This is one of those recipes. I haven’t had it in forever, but now I’m really craving it! I may just be making this now for the super bowl! Thanks!

  30. The Food Hound Reply

    This is an oldie but goodie! Never any leftovers of this dish!

  31. Estela @ Weekly Bite Reply

    We love 7 layer dip in our house! All the flavors scream football food :)

  32. Katrina Reply

    I’m obsessed with this dip! I make a similar 7-layer for a lot of parties I go to. It’s so good!

    • Laura ~ RYG Reply

      Well, I’m new to the dip scene (although I’m sure my husband would disagree as I’m sure he finds me a little dippy). But 7 layers. Sour Cream. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play!!!

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